CDFA Board of Directors

CDFA is governed by an eleven-member board of directors appointed by the governor for five-year terms.

By statute, the board is composed of four representatives from community development organizations, two from small business, one from organized labor, one from employment and education, two from the private financial community, and the Commissioner of the Department of Business and Economic Affairs or his/her designee.

Meeting minutes for CDFA's Board of Directors and its designated Committees may be requested by emailing Melissa Latham at: or calling 226-2170.

Robert Tourigny, Chairman

NeighborWorks Southern NH

Manchester, NH

Representing Community Development

Chris Diego, Vice Chair

Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa

Whitefield, NH

Representing Small Business

David Moore, Secretary/Treasurer

City of Portsmouth

Portsmouth, NH

Representing Community Development

Christine Frost

Northern Borders Regional Commission

Concord, NH

Representing Community Development

Mary Ann Kristiansen

Hanna Grimes Center

Roxbury, NH

Representing Small Business

Taylor Caswell, Designee

Department of Business and Economic Affairs

Hollis, NH

Representing DRED

Janet Ackerman

Eastern Bank

Manchester, NH

Representing Financial Institutions

Clayton R. Mitchell, Ph.D.

University of New Hampshire

Newmarket, NH

Representing Organized Labor

Richard Wallis

Piscataqua Savings Bank

Portsmouth, NH

Representing Financial Institutions

John Manning

Southwest Community Services

Keene, NH

Representing Community Development

Martha Rush-Mueller

College for America at SNHU

Manchester, NH

Representing Employment & Training

CDFA Events
Public hearing on the Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report will be held on March 22 in Bedford. Public comment is open from March 14 to March 29.